It’s significant that the more the left’s cultural Marxism permeates the nation, the more superstition, ideology, and paranoia take precedence over science.
And President Trump’s recent appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as chairman of a new commission on vaccines certainly doesn’t help matters. Kennedy is a believer in the repeatedly disproved superstition that vaccines cause autism.
This damaging assertion, combined with gullible members of the media and the public, has caused vaccination rates of schoolchildren to fall in many areas.
I’ve written about the many problems refusal to vaccinate creates and the steps public officials are taking to require compliance here, here, and here.
The most effective spur to vaccinating children is requiring the shots before a child is allowed to attend school. Having junior on the loose at home is evidently a strong enough argument to overcome Kennedy’s soothsaying.
The Rochester School District in Minnesota has decided to crack down on parents that let your children bear the burden of their foolish child-rearing decisions. WCCO reports 71 students "were ordered out of class Wednesday."
That day was the deadline for students to submit documentation that they had all their shots. The state of Minnesota requires all government school students to be vaccinated for measles, mumps, chicken pox, and tetanus.
Dr. Gigi Chawla, of Children’s Minnesota hospitals and clinics, explained the expulsion of the potential disease carriers was a good idea. "I think that’s an important highlight for why it is just so relevant to be talking about this... [vaccines] protect kids and they save kid’s lives," she said.
The students who were sent home along with their germs will be able to resume their education immediately once they submit their paperwork.
They don’t even have to wait until the swelling in their arms or behind goes down.
The only unsettling element in this story was a casual mention at the beginning where the reporter wrote, "Rochester Public School Board members voted last week to enforce a state law that requires students be immunized or be officially exempt for reasons such as health or religion."
Voted to enforce the law? I didn’t know obeying the law was optional in Minnesota. I certainly haven’t found that to be the case when I’m pulled over for speeding where I live.
If I were a parent in Rochester I think I’d be asking some tough questions at the next school board meeting to discover what other state laws the district is ignoring pending a decision of the board.
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.